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Famous Indian Personalities
"A quiz about interesting Indian personalities from all walks of life, who have made an impact on India and the world."
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Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, this lady was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. To which Indian city did she dedicate over forty years of her life tending to the needs of the poor, sick, orphaned and dying?
The Financial Times named this business tycoon, born in Rajasthan, the 2006 Person of the Year. Who is this Indian businessman?
This Grandmaster was the first Indian to win the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2000. He is ranked no.1 in the April 2007 FIDE rankings. Who is this chess player?
Author of "The Argumentative Indian", this Indian Economist is noted for his work in welfare economics. Who is he?
Acclaimed film maker Satyajit Ray's debut film "Pather Panchali" released in 1955 and was a great success. Which of these films did he NOT make?
Homi J. Bhabha was an Indian nuclear physicist, considered to be the father of India's nuclear weapons program. With the help of J.R.D. Tata, he established the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. How did he die?
Indian novelist, Anita Desai has been short-listed for the Booker Prize three times. Which of these works was NOT short-listed?
Clear Light of Day
Fire on The mountain
Ravi Shankar is a well-known Indian instrumentalist in the world. He is recognized for bringing the Indian classical music tradition to the West. This was done through his association with which of the following people?
Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician, considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians of all times. G.H. Hardy discovered him. In which year did he die?
Shahrukh Khan is a noted Indian actor. He is an actor, producer and a television host. Which of these production companies did he set up?
White Feather Films
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Compiled Jun 28 12